Steven Hurst Appointed General Manager of
Salishan Spa and Golf Resort in Oregon
reputation for leading the reinvention of hotels throughout the region
proceeds him,” said Mengiste. “He’s been incredibly successful launching
and re-imaging other iconic properties in Oregon. His vision for Salishan
are incredibly exciting. We are confident he’s the best fit to make these
ideas a reality. With Hurst at the helm, we ensure continued growth and
success for Salishan Spa and Golf. We are honored to have him lead Salishan
and our team of associates.”
Prior to operating The Heathman, Hurst spent six years as the assistant general manager for The Allison Inn & Spa, which he helped open in 2009. He led daily operations for the wine-country resort and under his watch, the property earned numerous accolades including a Forbes Four Star rating, Travel & Leisure Top 100 hotel in the United States, Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice award, USA Today “Top 10 Best Green Hotels Across America” and more.
Hurst first moved to Oregon to oversee operations at Sunriver Resort in Bend in 2008. Prior to his move, Hurst spent nearly a decade with the Pebble Beach Company in California where he honed his skills in the luxury resort market. He started as clubhouse manager at The Beach and Tennis Club but advanced throughout his tenure with the organization. His last role was assistant general manager of the exclusive Casa Palmero, the hallmark property in the Pebble Beach Company’s collection of resorts.
“I am proud and excited to have the opportunity to bring my career and life experiences to a property that plays such a significant role in the history and future of Oregon travel and tourism,” said Hurst. “Salishan has an incredible ability to provide memorable experiences for our guests and I thrilled to lead a team of exceptional hospitality professionals to reinvent how we serve our guests and community alike.”
Looking ahead, Hurst plans to enliven the guest experience at Salishan, reimagine the resort’s food and beverage program and identify pillars of environmental stewardship; one of the original founding principles of the resort under the visionary direction of real estate developer John D. Gray. He also plans to spend time focusing on employee development and retention.
“Our associates are our greatest asset,” said Hurst. “With the right team in place, we want to train and empower our associates to deliver the best customer service possible to our valued guests.”
Spa and Golf Resort is a 205-room resort conveniently located just
two hours outside of Portland, on the Oregon Coast. The 250 acres of forested
land that this iconic property sits on provides stunning views from any
guest room. Originally designed as an upscale lodge, the resort still showcases
local wood and stone complemented by an art collection featuring Northwest
artists. The property ties together classic architecture and land-use sensibility.
When not admiring the grounds, guests can take advantage of a world-class
spa, 18-hole Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course, indoor tennis facilities,
pool, sauna and fitness center year-round. Condé Nast Traveler,
in the magazine’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards, recently named Salishan
the No. 3 Top Resort in Alaska and The Pacific Northwest.
About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
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